developmental biology, immunology, cell & molecular biology
Contributors
Contributors
Karen Zusi | Feb 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Plant Immunity
Plant Immunity
Amanda B. Keener | Feb 1, 2016
How plants fight off pathogens
Holding Their Ground
Holding Their Ground
Amanda B. Keener | Feb 1, 2016
To protect the global food supply, scientists want to understand—and enhance—plants’ natural resistance to pathogens.
Infection-Autism Link Explained?
Infection-Autism Link Explained?
Jef Akst | Jan 31, 2016
A mouse study suggests a mechanism by which severe infections during pregnancy increase autism risk. 
Schizophrenia and the Synapse
Schizophrenia and the Synapse
Ruth Williams | Jan 27, 2016
Genetic evidence suggests that overactive synaptic pruning drives development of schizophrenia.
Cross-Reactive Ebola Antibodies
Cross-Reactive Ebola Antibodies
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 21, 2016
Human monoclonal antibodies induced during Ebola infection are able to neutralize related viral species, scientists show. 
Planning for the Next Ebola Outbreak
Planning for the Next Ebola Outbreak
Bob Grant | Jan 20, 2016
A public-health nonprofit and an international drugmaker team up to stockpile hundreds of thousands of doses of a promising vaccine and to speed along the approval process.
Another Role for ApoE?
Another Role for ApoE?
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 20, 2016
Key Alzheimer’s disease–related protein may be a transcriptional regulator.
Cord Blood Cells Foretell Food Allergy
Cord Blood Cells Foretell Food Allergy
Amanda B. Keener | Jan 13, 2016
Scientists link an immune phenotype present at birth to the development of food allergies a year later.
How Multicellularity Arose
How Multicellularity Arose
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2016
Researchers identify a molecule that may have been key to the surprisingly common transition from single-celled ancestors to today’s complex, multicellular organisms.